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Need a recipe for Dump Cake...

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RedTop Feb 4, 2012 07:43 AM

I have a chocolate cake mix, a yellow cake mix, a can of crushed pineapple and a can of sweet cherries in the pantry. They're calling out to be baked together.

Any 'hounds have a can't miss recipe for a Dump Cake with these ingredients?

Thanks for your help.

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    cheesymama Feb 4, 2012 10:08 AM

    Found this recipe that meets your ingredients www.http://allrecipes.com/recipe/unbe...
    There were lots of dump cake recipes on that site.

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      critter101 Feb 4, 2012 01:33 PM

      Here's the Pioneer Woman's recipe"
      http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

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        RedTop Feb 5, 2012 06:41 AM

        Thank you, cheesymama, thank you critter.

        Off to the kitchen to make this now! Bring on the Super Bowl.

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          katecm Feb 6, 2012 09:58 AM

          How did it turn out? It frightens me a bit!

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            Ditdah Feb 6, 2012 10:08 AM

            I'm not the OP, but I have to say dump cake is some freaking amazing stuff, if you can get past the fact you're eating processed food. It can get a bit sweet, but you don't eat much at a time.

            I make it close to the Pioneer Woman's recipe, although I just use 1 stuck of butter and no margarine. I'll use low-sugar pie filling, or even fresh fruit if I have it (although that can get too runny.) I also add coconut and/or chopped nuts on top of the cake mix (before the butter) if I have them. It comes out with this crumbly, buttery top over warm, gooey fruit.

            For a super fast, super easy dessert, if you don't mind eating food from packages, it's impressive how good this tastes!

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              RedTop Feb 6, 2012 11:56 AM

              Ya gotta go ahead and try it katecm.

              I made the Pioneer Woman's recipe last night. It is terrific. A little goes a loooong way!

              Story: My wife used to make this when our kids were very young. After her third time with this "cake" we finally figured out that peeling the kids off the walls and ceiling was a direct result of sugar highs delivered by this dessert. So the recipe disappeared from wife's collection.

              I was craving it recently, and...

              1. re: katecm
                sunshine842 Feb 6, 2012 12:28 PM

                It is disgusting good -- the recipe is so simple and dirty you don't even want to tell people how you made it. I made it for a potluck one time when I had no time to bake -- there was a mob hanging around the table to see who claimed the dish so they could shake me down for the recipe.

                And it can be altered a jillion ways -- we've gone down the Black-Forest route with a chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling (pure.evil.), apple, peach --

                It's ridiculously good, just not something you can let yourself have every day! But so perfect as a last minute panic dessert.

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